Developing Leadership Capability in the Corporate Aviation Function

Developing Leadership Capability in the Corporate Aviation Function

Uncover the skills that set powerful leaders apart, the solutions to traditional and emerging challenges unique to aviation and the strategies to execute long-lasting growth and evolution in your business.

Upcoming Dates

Program Dates
Time Commitment
Program Fee
18-21 Nov 2024
In-Person, Charlottesville, VA
4 days

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Discover solutions to traditional and emerging challenges unique to aviation, strategies to execute long-lasting growth and evolution in your business and the qualities that set powerful leaders apart. 

  • Manage changing international regulations, safety concerns and expanding operations.
  • Facilitate communication between aviation experts, management and the teams that support them.
  • Design effective, flexible organizational structures for your flight department.

Intended For

Team Leader, Senior Management, Executive


Corporate Aviation

As part of Darden's trio of aviation-centered programs, this course provides corporate aviation leaders like you invaluable opportunities to:

  • Study success stories from your field to discover real-life solutions to industry challenges and the principles of powerful leadership.
  • Analyze and improve operational systems and cross-functional performance.
  • Develop your customized growth plan to advance your career as you steer a more adept and profitable business.

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) members receive 15% program discount.


Darden's New Home for Lifelong Learning

The Forum Hotel Kimpton

The Forum Hotel at the UVA Darden School of Business in Charlottesville is now open! We’re excited to welcome our EELL participants to learn and stay with us in this dynamic new meeting place.

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  • Schedule & Topics

    The program begins at 5:30pm the first day with a welcome reception and opening dinner. The remaining days generally run from 8am-5pm, wrapping up by 12pm on the final day. Featured session topics and activities include:

    • Leadership Styles and Effectiveness
    • Leading in Aviation 
    • Optimizing Your Leadership Strengths
    • Leadership Practices Inventory 360 Assessment
    • Organizational Design and Motivation
    • Leaders as Decision Makers
    • Influencing and Being Influenced 
    • Leading Self and Managing Energy: Who Am I?
  • Impact & Outcomes
    • Integrate your aviation-specific development strategy with corporate objectives and long-term goals.
    • Employ leadership best practices for more efficient and profitable operations.
    • Settle cross-functional conflict and move disparate groups toward a shared vision.
    • Inspire and encourage growth among members of your organization's flight department.
  • Participant Profile

    This program is designed for chief pilots and executives with aviation department responsibilities who want to maximize their impact across their organizations. It is especially helpful for leaders who want to grow beyond "one-size-fits-all" management and develop the competitive insights and habits to flourish in their industry.

    In order to be awarded full credit hours, you must be present for the entirety of the program.

    Participant Infographic - Developing Leadership Capability in the Corporate Aviation Function

  • Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Sponsorship

    UVA Darden Executive Education offers continuing education credits as part of our commitment to encourage lifelong learning. 

    • Instructional Delivery: Group Live
    • CPE Credits: 18.0
    • Field of Study: Personal Development
    • Program Level: Beginner

    There are no prerequisites for participation. Advanced preparation includes:

    • Pre-reading Case Studies
    • LPI Survey

    The selected case studies, assessments, and exercises will be sent prior to the program for all participants to read and prepare for discussion on the first day of the course. 

    Refund/Cancelation/Concern Resolution Policy:

    All cancellations and transfers must be received in writing. Submit your request via email to [email protected] with the name of the program, followed by "cancellation" or "transfer" in the subject line. Cancellation or transfer fees may apply. Visit our Registration & FAQ page for full details on transfers and cancellations. 

    If you have any questions, concerns or complaints, please contact us at 1-434-924-3000 or [email protected] to resolve your issue.

    UVA Darden School Foundation - Executive Education is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Concerns regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

  • Location & Accommodations


    Darden School of Business 
    100 Darden Blvd  
    Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

    As a participant in this program, materials and some meals are included in your program fee.


    The Forum Hotel Kimpton Guest Room The Forum Hotel Kimpton Arboretum & Gardens

    Lodging will be provided at our new on-Grounds hotel for participants of this program as part of your program fee. If you register within 30 days of the program start date, accommodations at The Forum Hotel cannot be guaranteed. Alternate lodging would be provided. We encourage you to register early to reserve your spot!

    The Forum Hotel
    Kimpton Charlottesville
    540 Massie Rd.
    Charlottesville, VA 22903

    Enjoy access to all the hotel’s perks during your stay, including morning coffee and tea service, on-site fitness center, Birch & Bloom steakhouse, The Good Sport craft beer bar and large outdoor terrace.

    Anchored by the beautiful Tahja Arboretum and LaCross Botanical Gardens with outdoor learning and reflection spaces, as well as state-of-the-art indoor classroom and event spaces, The Forum Hotel is the new home for Executive Education & Lifelong Learning programming.

Hear from Paul Nagel, Pilot and Operations Officer at Jen-Air, on the impact of his Darden experience and how Darden's corporate aviation programs are unique to the industry.

Certificate in Corporate Aviation Management

Earn Your Certificates

Developing Leadership Capability in the Corporate Aviation Function counts as one program toward a noncredit Certificate in Corporate Aviation Management. Complete this program and the two additional required programs to earn your certificate.

Completion of the program also provides a way for participants to earn initial or recertification Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) credit.

Completion of the Certificate in Corporate Aviation Management also counts as three programs toward Darden's noncredit, four-program Certificate in Leadership & Management.



Lynn A. Isabella

Frank M. Sands Sr. (M.B.A. ’63) Associate Professor Emerita of Business Administration

Sean Martin

Sean Martin

Donald and Lauren Morel Associate Professor of Business Administration

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Roshni Raveendhran

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

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